Psychopharmacology: Practice and Contexts

Paperback | July 6, 2013

byKaren-leigh Edward, Chris Alderman

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Psychopharmacology: Practice and Contexts is a practical and accessible text to assist nursing and allied health students in their understanding of psychotropic medications. It covers treatment monitoring through a range of care plans and interventions and provides strategies for minimisingrisk. The text is designed to allow readers to develop insight into the great variability in the ways in which individuals experience mental health disorders, and the equally variable fashion in which each person has the potential to experience both benefit and harm as a result of drugtreatment.

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Psychopharmacology: Practice and Contexts is a practical and accessible text to assist nursing and allied health students in their understanding of psychotropic medications. It covers treatment monitoring through a range of care plans and interventions and provides strategies for minimisingrisk. The text is designed to allow readers to...

Dr Karen-leigh Edward is Associate Professor, Nursing Research Unit, Australian Catholic University, and Director/Chair St Vincent's Private Hospital (Melb) Nursing Research Unit. Dr Chris Alderman is Director of Pharmacy, Repatriation General Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia and Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice, QUMPRC, Unive...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.65 × 6.69 × 0.07 inPublished:July 6, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195519639

ISBN - 13:9780195519631

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Table of Contents

Part One: Practice1. Psychotropic Drug Use History and Context2. Law, ethics and accountability3. Pharmacokinetics4. Pharmacodynamics5. Medication administration and calculationsPart Two: Context6. Mood disorders7. Anxiety disorders8. Schizophrenia and related psychoses9. Substance use disorders10. Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents11. Older People12. Mental Illness in Special PopulationsPart Three: Advanced Practice and Context13. Adherence and Concordance14. Nurse practitioner and other advanced practice roles